To ride bikes (only nice cruiser-style bikes, though!)
What She Does:
Alisa is of the newest wave of students in Kingdom Awakening’s Core School(a). She is in class every morning, and volunteers at Re*stored(b), a ministry of the Father’s House, every afternoon and weekend.
We are so incredibly rich to have Alisa as a participant of Kingdom Awakening Apprenticeship! Bringing life and sunshine wherever she goes, Alisa changes a little more every day, and we get to witness those changes first hand every day! How lucky are we?
Alisa’s life reached a critical point a little over a year ago when she found herself in jail, addicted, and all around down-and-out. Living a life of utter hell, and terrible disappointments, Alisa know she couldn’t provide herself with the help she needed to get her life back on track.
“I knew I needed Jesus!” she told us, “so when I was in jail I began to look for a faith based rehabilitation program.”
She heard about Life Recovery Ministries (LRM), a recovery program sponsored through The Father’s House, while she was in jail and knew that was the one for her! Alisa waited for a spot to open, and when it did, she was picked up from jail and placed in one of our women’s recovery homes. Right away, the behavior of the people involved in The Father’s House, took Alisa of guard—in a good way!
She expressed genuinely and with incredible conviction, “The love in this place is AMAZING! People here really are family and there’s [no doubt.] I feel so loved!”
From beginning of her time here, Alisa wasn’t shy about announcing her desire to participate in Kingdom Awakening Apprenticeship upon her graduation of LRM.
“I just really wanted to learn how to hear God’s voice,” Alisa explained, “I thought that maybe I’d heard him before, but I just wanted to be sure.”
And we wanted Alisa in Kingdom Awakening so badly we admitted her to enroll before she fully graduated from LRM! So not only is Alisa completing the class work and independent studies of Core School and volunteering at Re*Stored, she is also maintaining all the requirements of a client of LRM as well.
Alisa is a joy and a delight and it’s a pleasure working with her, seeing her learn more and more about the nature of God’s extravagant love for her!
a Core School is the first six months of Kingdom Awakening Apprenticeship, directed at individuals who are hungry to go deeper in their relationship with the living God and who desire to understand the love he possesses for them. For more information, check out our website. http://www.kingdomawakening.com
b Re*stored Second Hand Boutique is Oroville's best Secondhand Store with great selection and a great atmosphere that will give you a new experience in the world of "Thrift". Proceeds go to fund Life Recovery Ministries and is staffed by clients from that program. For more information, here’s there blog address: http://restoredoroville.wordpress.com/